Education Programme Development Manager - Venezuela

  • Added Date: Thursday, 13 February 2020
  • Deadline Date: Thursday, 27 February 2020

Do you want to join our team in Venezuela? Are you the person who can get our Education programme kick-started? Exciting opportunity open now!

We are looking for a new Education Programme Development Manager to be based in San Cristobal. You will be travelling to other areas to ensure quality of the Education Programme in all our areas of operation in Venezuela.

The purpose of the Education Programme Development Manager (PDM) is to lead the start-up of the Education Core Competency (CC), design, develop and implement projects within Education programmes and to contribute to the development/evolution of the NRC Country Programme in NRC Venezuela. The Education PDM will have technical responsibility at national level, and managerial and budget responsibility at area level.

The Education PDM reports to the Area Manager in San Cristobal

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Overall responsible for the start-up of the Education Core Competency in Venezuela
  • Build strong education teams with appropriate technical and project management capacity to implement Education programmes in all Areas of operation in Venezuela
  • Develop the NRC Venezuela Education strategy, provide technical guidance and ensure the applicability of Macro LFAs
  • Compliance with and adherence to NRC policies, Education tools, handbooks and procedures
  • Responsible to develop and manage funding proposal, project budgets and donor reports
  • Overall technical management of project staff
  • Coordinate and manage Education project implementation (activities, budget and project documentation) in line with proposals, strategies and donor requirements
  • Ensure capacity building of project staff and transfer key skills
  • Liaise and collaborate with relevant local and national authorities and stakeholders and represent NRC in relevant forums/cluster/working groups.
  • Collaborate with other core competencies to ensure synergies and multi-sector responses
  • Promote the rights of IDPs/returnees in line with the advocacy strategy
  • Ensure the integration of gender, protection and advocacy priorities in the education programme
  • Identify trends in conditions/standards, technical standards and donor priorities and funding opportunities relevant for Education CC
  • Lead on defining and developing a psychosocial support component in collaboration with education sector partners
  • Lead on defining and developing Child Protection / ECD activities for children in transit related to protective spaces programming
  • Develop relevant tools and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to ensure harmonized programme implementation across areas
  • Initiate and conduct new needs assessments relevant for the Education CC in coordination with other CC to ensure synergies and multi-sector responses


  • Minimum 3 years of experience from a senior level project implementation position in a humanitarian/recovery context
  • Experience from working in complex and volatile contexts
  • Technical expertise in the field of Education, in particular Education in Emergencies.
  • Documented results related to the position’s responsibilities
  • Knowledge about own leadership skills/profile
  • Fluency in English and Spanish, both written and verbal
  • Experience in training and capacity building of staff
  • Experience with programme start-ups is an asset
  • Experience and knowledge in designing scalable teacher training programmes
  • Knowledge of Child Protection programming and experience working with protective spaces
  • Experience with Psychosocial Support programming
  • Knowledge of Early Childhood Development (ECD) programming
  • Experience designing and managing School Feeding Programmes is an asset
  • Valid driver’s licence

We are looking for a person who has the ability to:

  • Set clear objectives and monitor processes to meet deadlines
  • Secure and use resources in a cost efficient way and in line with financial guidelines ·
  • Ensure high standards and quality during all stages of the project cycle.
  • Make decisions by analysing relevant information, develop appropriate solutions, provide reasons for decisions and taking action

You are someone who is able to:

  • Hold teams accountable for job performance and adherence to NRC policies
  • Give honest and constructive feedback to peers, supervisors and subordinates
  • Develop the professional competencies of subordinates and others
  • Create an atmosphere of trust and confidence
  • Delegate and authorise responsibilities appropriately

You also need to be able to:

  • Identify, report and avoid behaviour that can introduce greater risk to staff, the organisation or beneficiaries
  • Understand and keep yourself informed of the local context and nature of threats
  • Take care of your personal health.

A good sense of humour is an asset

Commencement: April 2020
Duration: 24 months
Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s general directions and free housing of moderate standard.
Grade 9 in the NRC grade structure (LINK to grade structure )
Duty station: San Cristobal with up to 70% travels. San Cristobal is a non-family posting. International staff members are required to live in joint accommodation.
Approved health certificate will be requested before contract start.

This vacancy is archived.

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